Omens and portents
Posted by Cheryl on February 13, 1998 at 14:52:11:
I know that none of us like the ending, even those of us who accept it. ;-) But, in reading this a second time, there are plenty of hints and outright statements made about how it will end.
...the air was filled with a violence whose roots she could only glimpse years later when she lost her fortune to my great-grandmother and was made poor overnight
So why are we so surprised when things end exactly the way Peter Carey tells us it will throughout the entire book? I think it a great testament to Carey's storytelling ability that we ignore the evidence and still hope things will turn out alright. I know I did...
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